Family club Farsley Celtic vow to tackle troublemakers

Saturday's Farsley Celtic game against Gateshead was marred by crowd disturbances. Photo: John Baron/

Words: John Baron

Farsley Celtic have vowed to take action after a minority of supporters caused a disturbance during Saturday’s match against Gateshead FC.

Scuffles broke out in both the first and second half of the National League North game at Farsley’s The Citadel game, which Gateshead won 4-3 in front of 356 spectators.

Investigation: Farsley Celtic CEO Josh Greaves

Chief Executive Josh Greaves this evening issued a statement, saying an investigation had been launched with West Yorkshire Police – and that troublemakers were not welcome at games. The statement said:

“The club are currently investigating the incidents between supporters of ourselves and Gateshead, in partnership with Gateshead FC, [security company] Gough & Kelly and West Yorkshire Police.

“Once the investigation is completed, suitable action will be taken against those involved.

“Farsley Celtic is a family club at the heart of our local community, and we will do everything we can to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment at the Citadel every week. 

“Those who are attending games intent on causing trouble are not welcome at the club, and we will take firm action to prevent a repeat of what occurred on Saturday.”

There were also crowd disturbances after the Farsley Celtic versus Bradford Park Avenue home game earlier this month.

If anyone has any further information surrounding the incidents on Saturday, contact the club at


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